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Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan was born in Livingston, Scotland, and lives in London. She graduated from Greenwich University with the highest possible mark for a student of Creative Writing and won a scholarship to the Royal Holloway MFA. A published poet, she has won awards from Arts Council England, Dewar Arts, and Scottish Screen among others. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice and shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. Jenni works as a writer in residence in hospitals and prisons.

Genres: Historical Mystery
New and upcoming books
August 2024

   The Panopticon (2012)
   The Sunlight Pilgrims (2016)
   Luckenbooth (2020)
   Urchin Belle (poems) (2009)
   The Dead Queen of Bohemia (poems) (2016)
   There's a Witch in the Word Machine (poems) (2018)
   The Bone Library (poems) (2022)
   The Poet and the Echo (2023) (with others)
   A Swan's Neck on the Butcher's Block (poems) (2024)
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Series contributed to
Darkland Tales
   Hex (2022)
Non fiction show
Books containing stories by Jenni Fagan
Best of British Fantasy 2018 (2019)
(Best of British Fantasy)
edited by
Jared Shurin

2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2017 Encore Award (nominee) : The Sunlight Pilgrims
2017 BBC National Short Story Prize (nominee) : The Waken
2013 Desmond Elliott Prize (nominee) : The Panopticon
2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (nominee) : The Panopticon

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Nadezhda in the Dark (2023)
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HellSans (2022)
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"If you like your near future sci-fi dystopia delivered straight up, then HellSans will pull you into a dark, brilliantly imagined world. We are lucky to have Ever Dundas' inimitable talent, HellSans' rage, love and sorrow is perfectly contained!"
Bloody January (2017)
(Harry McCoy, book 1)
Alan Parks
"An authentic freefall through Glasgow's criminal underworld from a great, intriguing new Scottish voice."

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